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1. Brit a business agent of some universities or other bodies
2. (in several countries) a government administrator or magistrate with varying powers



in ancient Greece, a court advocate. In medieval Europe, the syndic was the elected head of a guild. In some countries, a person responsible for handling the legal affairs of some establishment is called a syndic. In modern Italy, the sindaco is the administrative head of local self-government.

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Jerome's day, at four o'clock in the morning, the sisters were told to take their things out of the garden, because it was all true, the syndics had given orders to break through" (157).
the syndics should not allow it, but should put them out and make them all get married according to God's commandment.
On July 4, 1535, just as the Poor Clares were sitting down to their morning meal, the syndics arrived at the turning window, claiming they came in friendship and requesting admittance.
As soon as the doors were opened, however, the syndics broke their promise.
At the nuns' request, the syndics came to the convent, where the prioress accused them of betrayal.
The syndics tried to convince them to remain, suggesting that the women stay in their convent but make a few changes in their lifestyle.
Appalled by these suggestions, the prioress reminded the syndics of the peril that faced women living without the protection of walls and doors.
On August 29, the prioress spoke with the syndics again and finally elicited their permission to leave Geneva, along with a promise that the nuns' safety would be guaranteed as they walked through the city.
The prioress, however, kept Sister Jacquemine close beside her, and she reminded the syndics of their duty to protect the women.
The four syndics were the highest elected officials in Geneva and served as representatives of the people before the bishop.
The day after this incident, Jeanne de Jussie drafted an appeal to the syndics, which is preserved at the Archives d'Etat in Geneva and cited in Ganter, 83-84.